Penn State is dedicated to educating its students to become the next generation of global citizens and leaders by providing opportunities to experience diverse world cultures. By adding an international component to a Penn State degree, students will enhance their educational experience and become more competitive in the global economy. This is a priority for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. We have long been a leader in engaged scholarship and established our premier study abroad/study away program, CAUSE, in the early 1990s. Learn more about our programs and study abroad/study away below.